Kay Read perplexed Liam Heneghan and frightened Christine Skolnik when she shared this photo at a Chicago Climate Festival meeting today. Randall Honold remained uncharacteristically calm and philosophical.
The fungus was discovered and photographed by Kay’s husband, Edward Read, who manages the strip garden on Carmen Avenue and Marine Drive, in Lincoln Park (where this creature was found), as well as the nearby native plants garden. Mr. Read is curious to know what kind of fungus we are dealing with, so please share and/or comment.
Note: The black object to the right is a baseball cap, for reference.